Afrobarometer Survey Data Analysis and Publications


The Afrobarometer is a state-of-the-art research instrument that measures the social, political, and economic atmosphere in Africa. It includes national partners (independent research institutes in the university and private sectors) that execute surveys in each African country with the goal of learning what Africans think about political and economic reforms in their countries. Through networking and applied training, the partners aim at mutual capacity-building. Surveys are conducted in more than a dozen African countries and in several additional countries on a regular cycle. Countries will be systematically compared and trends in public attitudes will be tracked over time. Its goal is to increase democratization and civic participation.



African social scientists and decision-makers, civic educators, journalists, and African communities.


MSU’s Department of Political Science is a member of the international collaborative enterprise comprised of the Institute for Democracy in South Africa (IDASA) and the Center for Democracy and Development (CDD-Ghana).

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